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Shortage of beds at Antrim

20th January 2012

A GP in Northern Ireland has described the situation at Antrim Area Hospital as “unacceptable”.

Dr Josef Kuriacose, who works in the Northern Health Trust, has said the hospital is under so much pressure he would not want to go there. An email leaked to the BBC recently revealed that senior health trust management were told that patients should be sent home from the A&E department to free up beds and the public should be sent to the Mater Hospital in Belfast instead.


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